Military Funeral Honors Area Coordinator

  • Military Funeral Honors Area Coordinator
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Annual Salary Range:
$30,576.00 – $42,780.00
Twice-a-Month Salary Range:
$1,274.00 – $1,782.50
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This is administrative work in coordinating the fulfillment of Military Funeral Honors requests within an assigned geographical area of the state.

An employee in this class is responsible for coordination and scheduling of Military Funeral Honors ceremonies within an assigned geographical area. Work involves coordinating with funeral directors, veterans’ organizations and National Guard units and regularly making decisions regarding eligibility for Military Funeral Honors ceremonies. Work also involves assisting veterans’ organizations with honors ceremony training; ensuring teams meet the minimum established standards for certification; maintaining team certification records; and reviewing the performance of certified organizations within set time frames. In addition, employees frequently prepare and make presentations to area groups and organizations regarding the program. Ordinarily the employee plans and lays out the work and sees that it is carried through to completion; however, significant departures from established policies and procedures are reviewed/approved by an administrative superior.

Job Duties

Receives requests for Military Funeral Honors support, verifies eligibility for support, and tasks appropriate ceremony providers.

Coordinates with funeral directors, veterans’ organizations, National Guard units and the program in order to schedule requested Military Funeral Honors ceremonies.

Coordinates training requirements for Missouri National Guard units and veterans’ organizations on the proper performance of Military Funeral Honors ceremonies.

Evaluates the performance of veterans’ organization honors teams and certifies them as authorized honors ceremony providers; periodically reevaluates certified organizations; maintains accurate records of all area certified organizations.

Plans and organizes work activities to achieve established program goals and objectives.

Prepares and makes presentations to area groups and organizations regarding the Military Funeral Honors Program as necessary.

Reviews program policies, objectives, and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) in order to determine the effects of operations and the need for revisions/additions.

Performs other related duties as assigned.

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(The following minimum qualifications will determine merit system eligibility and may be used to evaluate applicants for Missouri Uniform Classification and Pay System positions not requiring selection from merit registers.)

Four years of experience in one or more of the areas described below or graduation from an accredited four-year college or university.

Special Qualifying Experience

Experience in a Military Funeral Honors Program position or in a U.S. Military leadership position as a Senior Non-commissioned Officer or above.

Professional or technical employment, the major duties of which involved coordination of scheduling with outside entity resources within an established program area/region.

Public relations work requiring close public contact and interaction with the media and community organizations.

Special Requirements

Current or former U.S. Military service with an honorable discharge.

Ability to pass initial and periodic background investigations, indicating no felony convictions or misdemeanor domestic violence convictions {per Title 18 U.S. Code Section 922}.

Ability to obtain and maintain a valid state vehicle operator’s license.

Please note that documentation that supports your eligibility (i.e. transcripts, employment records, etc.) may be required at any time during the application and hiring process. If you do not possess the minimum qualifications, please consider one of many other employment opportunities with the State of Missouri.

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Key Skills

Do you possess the key skills which are considered essential for successful employment in this classification?

Considerable knowledge of applicable military regulations, policies and directives for Military Funeral Honors ceremonies.

Considerable knowledge of military drill and ceremony techniques.

Considerable knowledge of the methods and techniques used in preparing and presenting training programs.

Skill in handling and using firearms.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the media, veterans’ organizations, the National Guard, funeral directors and the public.

Ability to plan and organize work activities to achieve established program objectives.

Ability to prepare and make informational presentations regarding the Military Funeral Honors Program.

Ability to maintain accurate records and prepare complex reports.

Ability to communicate clearly and effectively.

Ability to travel extensively within the assigned geographical area.

Ability to work outdoors, in extreme weather conditions and irregular hours.

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